Vintage series 2023


For this outstanding release, Alexandre Gabriel embarked on an intrepid journey to the dark and mysterious jungles of Panama. There, nestled alongside the rich green foliage, he discovered the wonders of the Don José Distillery. Founded on what was the Republic of Panama’s first ever sugar mill – and a whole day’s trek from the nearest city – this remote location served up the perfect treasure for rum enthusiasts. Selecting 22 exquisite barrels of the finest Panama 2010 vintage, Alexandre’s picks are shaped by the lush rainforests and sweeping hillsides which surround the distillery. The region’s tropical conditions and humid climate all assist in the creation of this truly unique expression.

Harnessing Plantation Rum’s signature double-aging technique, 8 years of rest in Central America are followed by a trans-antlantic voyage to south-west France and a further 5 years of maturation in French oak casks. The product of unwavering passion, this hand-picked limited release is sure to captivate the senses and indulge the palate. Bursting with character, ripe fruit flavors combine with fresh coconut and undeniably alluring spices to create a taste as bold as its origin.


Category Vintage - Limited Edition

Alc./Vol. 51,4% alc./vol.

Origin Don José Distillery

Raw material Molasses

Fermentation 2 days

Distillation Column still

Year of Distillation 2010

Tropical ageing 8 years in 200L Bourbon cask,

Continental ageing 5 years in 350L Ferrand casks

Volatile substances 178 g/hL AA

Esters 88 g/hL AA

Dosage 0 g/L

Cane sugar caramel E150a (% vol) None

Tasting notes


Fragrant and fruity on fresh coconut and dill, plum, nectarine, citrus, almond, cinnamon, vanilla, honey and sesame.


Fresh, fruity and spicy with pear, berries, orange and figs with butterscotch and hints of coffee, pepper and custard.


Long and dry on coconut, banana, tobacco, all spices, chocolate and licorice.